Chinese for Tomorrow

Since Chinese-learners who use a computer input method tend to have better word retention and composition-writing ability than students learning by traditional methods, Chinese for Tomorrow emphasizes keyboarding as an effective learning tool. Computer input forms an integral part of the first year of study (Volume 1), while handwriting is introduced more gradually and is more intensive in the second year (Volume 2). Each textbook and its companion Grammar Book are designed to cover one year of study at the high school or college level, when used together as part of a comprehensive course covering listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computer input.

Browse this site for flashcards, supplementary readings, and a wealth of audio resources for both Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Online Seminar

Computer Chinese: A New Five-Skilled Approach to Teaching Chinese

Authors Wayne Wenchao He, a professor with over twenty years of experience and currently at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Dela Jiao, Senior Lecturer of Chinese language at New York University, will discuss the innovative teaching approach that uses computer Chinese as a learning tool and fifth language skill. The authors will cover the basic concepts behind this teaching method, why it's relevant and effective, and how this method can be incorporated into the classroom using examples from their textbook series, Chinese for Tomorrow. (50 mins.)

If you have questions, we invite you to post them to this seminar's forum. You can also rate the presentation below and post your comments.

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Is it Necessary to Develop Grammar Learning Materials?

The teaching of grammar has long been one of the most difficult challenges facing foreign language teachers. Wayne He and Dela Jiao, authors of Chinese for Tomorrow, explore ways that grammar can effectively and flexibly be incorporated into the curriculum at the first and second year level of high school or college Chinese language learning.

  • Watch the presentation (36 mins)
  • Download the powerpoint presentation (see attachment below)
  • View the sample pages with more clarity (see attachments below)

After watching the recording, feel free to write to us with your questions or discuss topics on the presentation forum.

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Volume 1

General Resources

MP3 Audio (Vol. 1)

Download all audio resources for Volume 1.

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Lesson 1

Volume 2

General Resources

Supplementary Readings (Vol. 2)

Supplementary Readings for Vol. 2 consist of "Open Vocabulary" reading exercises from the Textbook.

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Flashcards (Vol. 2)

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MP3 Audio (Vol. 2)

Download all audio resources for Volume 2.

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Lesson 11

Audio Resources: Lesson 11 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 11 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 11 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 11 - Reading

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Lesson 12

Audio Resources: Lesson 12 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 12 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 12 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 12 - Narration

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Lesson 13

Audio Resources: Lesson 13 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 13 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 13 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 13 - Reading

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Lesson 14

Audio Resources: Lesson 14 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 14 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 14 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 14 - Narration

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Lesson 15

Audio Resources: Lesson 15 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 15 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 15 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 15 - Narration

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Lesson 16

Audio Resources: Lesson 16 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 16 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 16 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 16 - Reading

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Lesson 17

Audio Resources: Lesson 17 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 17 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 17 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 17 - Reading

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Lesson 18

Audio Resources: Lesson 18 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 18 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 18 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 18 - Narration

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Lesson 19

Audio Resources: Lesson 19 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 19 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 19 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 19 - Reading

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Lesson 20

Audio Resources: Lesson 20 - Dialogue 1

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Audio Resources: Lesson 20 - Dialogue 2

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Audio Resources: Lesson 20 - Exercises

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Audio Resources: Lesson 20 - Reading

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